Lightroom Desktop: Allow for a second monitor

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Where has the secondary monitor feature gone ?
I'm just starting to use the cloud version after completing migration (which took a long time). How many more basic features will be missing?
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Julian Bates

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Lightroom CC is a 1.0 version. You are going to be missing quite a few features compared to a 10 year old product like Lightroom Classic. That's only natural and maybe you should have tried Lightroom CC a while before plunging in and doing a complete migration.
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Shunsuke Samuel Sumitani

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Yeah, maybe we should have, but a large part of this is the naming confusion. I don’t think it’s completely unreasonable to assume that a software suite entitled “Lightroom CC” would, well, have the same feature set as a software suite entitled “Lightroom CC”.
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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For an ordinary company, yes indeed. But hey, this is Adobe!
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Johan - I don’t agree that a v1.0 product should necessarily have missing features , particularly a fully chargeable product that builds on ten years understanding of what customers need, not to mention an existing code base. It’s claimed to be designed for use by professionals...
Overall i’m reasonably impressed by the migration process, and I’m looking into ways of using Classic with CC to get the right mix of features I need, but it seems that it is down to third parties to lead the way forward.
I’m not convinced that Adobe’s useability testing of the CC version has been completely effective, probably indicative of a somewhat cavalier attitude to its customers.
Perhaps a roadmap of when some of the basic features will reappear would be helpful.
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Of course there will be features that simply have nog been added yet. If Adobe could use the code base to instantly add anything and everything that Lightroom Classic has, you would wonder why they introduced Lightroom CC in the first place.
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Anthony Earle

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Trialing Lightroom CC after using Capture one. No dual screen capacity in a 2018 product? What a joke! Still dabbling with other features before deciding whether to subscribe, but no dual screen capacity will be a killer for me. Wake up Adobe, your competitors have the edge in this regard.
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That's comparing apples with oranges. You need to be comparing LR Classic with Capture One for a more meaningful comparison. Lightroom CC is the brand new cloud-centric app.
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Does that mean I will have to pay more when CC is finished? (I don't believe it is yet at its minimal viable product state - there are significant use cases missing and quite significant defects)
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I wouldn't have thought so, at least in the short-term. The point of the subscription licensing is that it is supposed to facilitate ongoing enhancements/feature improvements, unlike the perpetual licensing model which didn't. So if you subscribe, you should expect to see ongoing changes (as we saw with the recent version 1.1 update), though like all subscriptions I would expect the pricing will always be under review. But I don't work for Adobe, so I'm just speculating. My own Adobe subscription which I started more that 4 years ago has increased very very slightly in that period (mainly due to currency fluctuations).
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I 100% agree that Lightroom CC needs multi-monitor support. Lightroom Classic is unusably slow, even on a screaming-fast brand new PC. If CC is the future, Adobe needs to migrate all key photo-editing features like dual monitor support or continue to lose their userbase to other products.
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Pavel Uhliar

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I used LR "second monitor" feature for photo presentations, I would appreciate the feature in CC too.
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John Meyer

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Show stopper: NO secondary display capability.

The new Lightroom CC removed the ability to display images on a secondary display. That's a horrific loss of functionality. What sounded like a promising update turned into a step backwards. Come on, Adobe, get your act together!
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Damen Makelaardoj

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Please adobe, add an second screen for Adobe Lightroom CC. 

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Haikal Rahman

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still no good news for this?
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James Hess

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If Adobe holds true to form there will be no "news" regarding such a feature. When/if that feature is ever made part of Lightroom for the cloud, it will simply show up in a subsequent update. Until then, if the feature isn't there, it isn't there. That's the way things are.
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Canceling membership unless 2nd monitor support is added soon. Too may other AND BETTER options now. Adobe is F****** it all up.
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Sahand Nayebaziz

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Definitely need this feature to complement the pro workflow.
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Wolfgang Moroder

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I'm thinking of discontinuing the Adobe subscription
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Robert Li

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I just joined Adobe subscription, found that after years of user request they still did not add 2nd monitor support to Light room CC (or in fact if you need classic then pay double the price for subscription fee). Let me be frank, nowadays many photo editing can be done on smartphone and iPad, the dependency on light room and overall dedicated camera is reducing, the only reason for me to come into raw shooting with Adobe is large screen magic.... If I am anyway kicked back to laptop 13" screen, I will unsubscribe and stay with iPad apps. 
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I'm sure you're already aware, but you can just pick up the LR window and move it to your large screen. Or the Classic subscription is the same price, unless you need large amounts of cloud storage.
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Yes, thank you for reminding us that windows can move. The difference is with second monitor support you, we’d be able to be zoomed in to some part of the image while adjusting and editing, while simultaneously seeing that same image, zoomed out and fit to the screen, on the *second* screen. So you dial in the details, while still seeing the end result update live. You don’t have to zoom in and out, in and out, in and out...
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Adding to the sea of voices here, This is essential to my workflow!! Please add a second monitor to complement my professional workflow 
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How is this still not a thing...?!